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Wow: ‘Divergent’ Star Shailene Woodley Really Doesn’t Want to Go Back to Television

Sep 9, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Actress Shailene Woodley, who’s a veteran of television after her breakout on ABC Family’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” apparently doesn’t want to go back to the small screen.

The 24-year-old, who has gone on to film roles including “The Descendants” and “The Fault in Our Stars,” has been playing Tris in the “Divergent” movies, but she’s apparently bailing out on the fourth and final film, “Ascendant.” The project is being produced as a TV movie, with the plan including a possible spinoff TV series.

“Woodley was caught off guard by and had to read July’s original reports of the downgrade in the press,” TVLine reports.

The report quotes Woodley telling Screen Rant during press appearances for “Snowden”: “I didn’t sign up to be in a television show. Out of respect to the studio and everyone involved, they may have changed their mind and may be doing something different, but I’m not necessarily interested in doing a television show.”

TVLine adds: “The Golden Globe nominee and seven-time Teen Choice Award winner echoed the skepticism of ‘Divergent’ co-star Miles Teller, who last month told The Hollywood Reporter: ‘We all signed on for [“Ascendant”] in hopes that it’d be released in theaters,’ whereas reconfiguring it as a lower-budgeted TV project presents ‘a different set of circumstances.’”

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